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Relationships between scores of the feline temperament profile and behavioural and adrenocortical responses to a mild stressor in cats
Contributor(s):: Iki, Tazuko, Ahrens, Frank, Pasche, Katharina Hannah, Bartels, Angela, Erhard, Michael Helmut
There is a growing need for an easy assessment of stress levels in cats in order to more effectively diagnose, distinguish and treat stress-related disorders or behavioural problems. Therefore, we investigated which behavioural changes might be associated with an adrenocortical response to an...
The behaviour of domestic cats in a shelter: Residence time, density and sex ratio
Contributor(s):: Gouveia, Kelly, Magalhães, Ana, de Sousa, Liliana
Many cats that are rendered to a shelter fail to find a new home. Older and other less desirable cats may face a significant amount of time in the shelter prior to adoption. Therefore, the present study compared the behaviour of domestic cats subjected to different lengths of time, room density...
Cat Rescue: Answering The Call for Change | Bre Phelan | TEDxOmaha
| Contributor(s):: Bre Phelan
The three C’s of Coffee, Cats and Community are the pillars of reframing feline rescue in this talk. Building on models in Japan, Bre Phelan reframes how we as a community can look at cat rescue by blending a café and cat rescue under one roof. This more natural and humane model...
Friends with malefit. The effects of keeping dogs and cats, sustaining animal-related injuries and Toxoplasma infection on health and quality of life
| Contributor(s):: Flegr, J., Preiss, M.
Depression and anxiety in pet owners after a diagnosis of cancer in their pets: a cross-sectional study in Japan
| Contributor(s):: Nakano, Y., Matsushima, M., Nakamori, A., Hiroma, J., Matsuo, E., Wakabayashi, H., Yoshida, S., Ichikawa, H., Kaneko, M., Mutai, R., Sugiyama, Y., Yoshida, E., Kobayashi, T.
Ready to pounce
| Contributor(s):: Grimm, D.
Socio-demographic factors associated with pet ownership amongst adolescents from a UK birth cohort
| Contributor(s):: Purewal, R., Christley, R., Kordas, K., Joinson, C., Meints, K., Gee, N., Westgarth, C.
Mr. Blue and His Six Cats
| Contributor(s):: Rader, M.
The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction
| Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.
"There Is a Cat on Our Ward": Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward
| Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Lang, U. E., Hediger, K.
Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom
| Contributor(s):: Roberts, C., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Williams, J. L., Murray, J. K.
[Pet cats, medicine and art]
| Contributor(s):: Cabello, C. F.
Cats (felis silvestris catus) read human gaze for referential information
| Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Szapu, Julianna Szulamit, Faragó, Tamás
Assessing Quality of Life for Pets with Dermatologic Disease and Their Owners
| Contributor(s):: Noli, C.
Clicker training increases exploratory behaviour and time spent at the front of the enclosure in shelter cats; Implications for welfare and adoption rates
| Contributor(s):: Grant, Rachel A., Warrior, Jennifer Rose
The rescue shelter environment is known to be stressful for domestic cats, which can lead to them becoming less active, playful and exploratory as well as spending a long time hiding. Early adoption can prevent long term stress in shelter cats, but adopters often look at behaviour and...
Testing two behavioural paradigms for measuring post-handling cat aversion behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Moody, Carly M., Mason, Georgia J., Dewey, Cate E., Landsberg, Gary M., Niel, Lee
Owned, shelter, and laboratory cats undergo handling and restraint throughout their lifetime for routine health examinations and necessary procedures. Many cats display fear and aggressive behaviour during health examinations, and there is potential for these behaviours to result in incomplete...
The socio-cognitive relationship between cats and humans – Companion cats (Felis catus) as their owners see them
| Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Szapu, Julianna Szulamit
Although domestic cats are among the most common companion animals, we still know very little about the details of the cat-human relationship. With a questionnaire, we asked 157 Hungarian cat owners about their pet’s behavior, cognitive abilities and social interactions. We analyzed the responses...
Potential use of domestic cat (Felis catus) urinary extracts for manipulating the behavior of free-roaming cats and wild small felids
| Contributor(s):: Miyazaki, Masao, Nishimura, Takashi, Hojo, Wataru, Miyazaki, Tamako, Laine, Roger A., Yamashita, Tetsuro
Increasing numbers of free-roaming cats are causing various social and ecological problems worldwide. To address these problems while also considering animal welfare issues, we investigated the usefulness of cat urinary extracts for manipulating the behavior of free-roaming cats. We first...
The ins and outs of the litter box: A detailed ethogram of cat elimination behavior in two contrasting environments
| Contributor(s):: McGowan, Ragen T. S., Ellis, Jacklyn J., Bensky, Miles K., Martin, François
Few studies have sought to describe cat elimination behavior in detail and much of the information presently available focuses on factors that potentially cause cats to reject a litter box. Thus, the ethograms published in the current veterinary and scientific literature largely focus on macro...
The association between infrared thermal imagery of core eye temperature, personality, age and housing in cats
| Contributor(s):: Foster, Shannon, Ijichi, Carrie
Understanding individual responses to stress is a key aspect of maintaining optimal animal welfare. This is especially important where animals are being kept in sub-optimal environments or where the species may not clearly demonstrate stress. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate...